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The Schoodic Summer Chorus Harvest Festival Fundraiser: Sunday, October 7, 4–7 pm Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor – On Sunday, October 7, 4–7 pm, at Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, the Schoodic Summer Chorus will hold its annual Harvest Festival fundraiser, a celebration of local music and a delicious harvest meal.

Along with the chorus, a fabulous array of singers and instrumentalists will perform.  The Misty Mountain Singers Mini-Ensemble,  directed by Meg Chittenden, will sing harmonies from many song streams. The Ad Hoc Baroque Consort offers gorgeous gems from Claudio Monteverdi and Henry Purcell featuring Schoodic Summer Chorus director and soprano Anna Dembska; Edith Dunham on harpsichord, and soprano Danielle Woerner, praised by The New York Times for her “fresh, agile voice” and “intelligent singing.” Other performers include Stephen Shepsi Eaton and Friends, who promise to get people dancing with foot-stomping contradance music; Thea Crowley, an up-and-coming 13-year-old songstress from Brooksville; multi-instrumentalist Curtis Russet; and vocalist/fingerpicker extraordinaire Terry Noyes.

At intermission, a homemade meal of delicious chilies—both meat and vegetarian—salads, cornbread, and pies and other desserts will be served.

The Schoodic Summer Chorus is an a cappella community chorus devoted to nurturing musicianship and community, based in historic Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor, Maine, and sponsored by Schoodic Arts for All. Its members share a passion for singing beautiful, challenging, and unusual unaccompanied music and welcome everyone who loves to sing. The rehearsal season runs from the end of May to the beginning of August, culminating in the opening performance of the Schoodic Arts Festival.

When former MPBN host Susanne Nance overheard a CD of the Schoodic Summer Chorus, she said, “Hush. Quiet. Wow. Who is that? Listen to that!”

Funds raised at the Harvest Festival help to support the chorus and keep member dues affordable.

Suggested donation is $20 for adults,  $5 for students, and free admission for children under 12. For more information or to purchase advance tickets call 479-3261 or e-mail [email protected]

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